Farmer's death a 'nightmare'

It is understood the fatal accident involved a hay baler.

8:51 AM  The death of a 27-year-old man in a hay baling accident has left his community heartbroken.

WorkSafe investigating death

police

WorkSafe New Zealand are investigating the death of a man on a farm in Hakataramea Valley, west of Timaru.

Going for gold in Hawke's Bay

Gold on the vine - the popular SunGold kiwifruit variety.

The sale of a kiwifruit property in Hawke's Bay is a record for New Zealand according to the agents.

Top wapiti sire sells for $18,500

Wapiti at the Tikana elk/wapiti sire sale.

A top wapiti sire attracted a bid of $18,500 at a Southland stud auction.

Cheap homes for farmers video

A worker's home on Sue Murray's farm in Kekerengu Valley.

Christchurch's temporary quake homes will be sold for $25,000 to farmers affected by the Kaikoura tremor. 

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opinion

Fonterra an unsung hero

Mark Patterson on his Lawrence farm.

The biggest agricultural story of 2017 is one that is unlikely to be written.

Fair trade in farming

Consumer rights don't stop with retail products.

Healthy rivers – is everyone doing their share?

Wealth could flow from our water

Fieldays

Helping others, helping himself 

Bay of Plenty kiwifruit orchardist David Horwood has overcome depression by turning his innovation ideas into reality.

 Award-winning inventor overcame depression by turning his ideas into reality.

Weber mystery at Fieldays

Reporter Audrey Malone takes on the Chiefs' Brad Weber in an obstacle course challenge at Mystery Creek.

Fieldays Rural Bachelor of the Year winner  Paul Olsen from Manawatu.

Biggest and busiest

The National Fieldays has wrapped up one of its biggest and busiest events yet.

dairy

Dairy, sheep and beef - never a dull moment

Nigel Anderson with son James, 13.

New Zealand farmers are legendary for their "can-do" attitude. Andrea Fox meets an example of the breed.   

What dairying can do next

OPINION: How dairy farmers lost public respect - and what they should do now.

A worker at Levin Alliance meat plant's offal room as visitors look on.

Catching more offal

Alliance spends half a million at Levin plant.

advice

Grass-fed dairy system could add to pollution

Is the grass-fed approach to our dairy industry just adding to our nitrate pollution problems?

Is DairyNZ's grass fed policy hindering rather than helping the nitrates issue?

Leading light honoured for animal welfare work

Massey University Professor David Mellor, has been recognised for his work in animal welfare.

Valerie Adams is a multiple world champion and olympic medallist, but does she deserve a damehood?

Paid success no basis for gong

Making the Queen's Honours list should be about more than just doing your job, says farmer Ike Williams.

aquaculture

Fish focus to boost stocks

Nelson Plant and Food senior scientist Maren Wellenreuther.

A Nelson scientist has developed a method to successfully breed native fish species commercially.

Toheroa survey to start

A survey of Oreti Beach will determine the population of toheroa, a native shellfish, that was declining in past surveys.

Trevor Burkhart says the zone does not need 4WDs and quad bikes driving over it as nature settles into the changed ...

Raised quake seabed 'not a road'

It's a raw and unsettled environment and commercial fishermen are upset people are allowed to drive on it.

beef

Irrigation allows lamb finishing in the dry

Doug Grieve checking the quality of the plantain and clover under irrigation on Whakapirau Station in Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay farmer is preparing for drier years on his Maraekakaho property as the annual rainfall average continues to fall.

'Gutless': $30,000 of tyres slashed

An electric fence had to be crossed to slash 44 tyres on Mackenzie Country irrigators in a possible environmental statement.

Nigel Anderson with son James, 13.

Dairy, sheep and beef - never a dull moment

New Zealand farmers are legendary for their "can-do" attitude. Andrea Fox meets an example of the breed.   

Sheep

Irrigation allows lamb finishing in the dry

Doug Grieve checking the quality of the plantain and clover under irrigation on Whakapirau Station in Hawke's Bay.

Hawke's Bay farmer is preparing for drier years on his Maraekakaho property as the annual rainfall average continues to fall.

Cricket bash after quake shake up

Cricket game will help earthquake affected community to relax, and forget challenges back on farm, for an afternoon

Eru Weeds, of Ohai, at yesterday's world shearing record attempt in Hawke's Bay.

Shearers smash world record

Three men sheared 1611 sheep over the course of eight hours, smashing the current world record.

cropping

Going for gold in Hawke's Bay

Gold on the vine - the popular SunGold kiwifruit variety.

The sale of a kiwifruit property in Hawke's Bay is a record for New Zealand according to the agents.

Calling all turnip growers

Trophies that haven't seen the light of day for around 80 years will be now presented to a new generation of competitors.

A sea of flower heads in an onion field near Renwick, Marlborough

No tears in lead up to onion harvest

All the signs are pointing to a good harvest for Marlborough onion seed grower Rob Harrison-Jones.

agribusiness

Commodity prices on the up

Agricultural commodity prices are predicted to rise in 2017, fuelled by rising Chinese and Indian demand.

Rising dairy prices will lift commodity values this year, and even sheepmeat may show an improvement.

'Gutless': $30,000 of tyres slashed

An electric fence had to be crossed to slash 44 tyres on Mackenzie Country irrigators in a possible environmental statement.

If we sold one litre of water per day to 10 per cent of the Chinese population at an export value of $1 per litre, the ...

Wealth could flow from our water

OPINION: Selling a trivial amount of our water could make NZ an extremely wealthy nation, Keith Woodford writes.

Discovery

All aboard dairy regulation train

Theresa Wilson oversees projects involved in effluent management, nutrient management, greenhouse gases and animal welfare.

Rob Mitchell talks to a straight-shooting scientist who realises that progress doesn't come without a certain amount of unhappiness.

The mozzarella man

Meet a technologist who was a leader in Fonterra's breakthrough to produce a stable, profitable mozzarella.

A Chinese mother is shown serving Anmum to her daughter in this Fonterra publicity photograph.

Translating language of the lab

A Fonterra nutritionist helps to ensure that good nutrition remains at the core of what the co-op does and develops.

rural women

This farming mum's in charge

Caroline Smith juggles farming with caring for daughters Clara and Holly.

Don't ask to be put through to Caroline Smith's husband. He doesn't run the farm.

Taking stock: Over 800 of them

Reporter Karoline Tuckey hitches a ride for a day of stock trucking.

Karen Forlong credits a lot of her growth and personal wellbeing to being part of the Dairy Women's Network.

'Valued and connected' in dairy

Anne Boswell talks to an Atiamuri dairy farmer who can't sit still, busy with family, friends, land and organisations helping farming women succeed.

Video

'I want to end up in Europe'

There is more to being a fashion designer than just sewing.

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